Unique Design tradition
The Planet Lighting design tradition heralds back to the early 1900s, when founder WA Iggulden set up Bentley Mfg Co in Melbourne to produce building tools to patented designs. Since the 1930s Planet has been manufacturing lights, including the iconic Australian classic, the Studio K desk lamp. Over the years, our facilities has expanded its to include handblown artisan glassblowing facilities, a high tech LED laboratory and state of the art CNC equipment to ensure an in-house, comprehensive approach to lighting manufacturing.
Today, we are one of the leading Australian suppliers of Medical & Surgical lights, LED and custom lighting solutions and are uniquely placed to provide the expertise and know-how required to work with lighting designers and specifiers to realise creative custom lighting ideas and concepts.
From breathtakingly large illuminated sculptures of glass and metal to small jewel like mood lighting fixtures, Planet works with architects, designers and specifiers through all facets of concept, documentation, manufacture and installation to see custom made lighting ideas elegantly realised. Over the last 50 years we have engineered, manufactured and supplied well over 10,000 custom lighting designs the world over. Planet was one of the first manufacturers to embrace LED technology, which has been incorporated into our fixtures since 2002. A decade later we are one of the leading manufacturers of decorative fixtures incorporating LEDs and LED control including wireless remote programmable DMX - we can supply all major dimming protocols and tailor-made control solutions to suit any project. A growing number of International Designers, Architects and Heritage building consultants call on Planet to convert their concepts into effective lighting solutions. We have a proven record of on time, on budget performance for projects in all states of Australia and on every continent worldwide. When it comes to experience, know-how and manufacturing expertise Planet is the preferred source for quality custom lighting fabrication. We offer superior documentation, craftsmanship, materials and manufacturing expertise, quality, reliability, sensitivity to design issues and careful coordination with construction contractors.
Many great Custom fixture concepts started life on a napkin or the back of an envelope, others arose as the building spaces were being developed and detailed. No matter how the idea arises, how complex or simple it might be, how many are required or where the project is located, we are ready to play our part in the process of seeing creative custom lighting ideas realised.
Medical & Surgical Lighting
Planet has 50 years experience in medical lighting, with the Model I examination light being released in the 1960s as the first dedicated Australian made medical light. Since then we have supplied tens of thousands of examination and minor surgery lights to clinics and hospitals all over Australia. Our design philosophy revolves around exact and effortless arm-positioning and ensuring an optimum light beam. All our medial lights are developed with precision engineering and ingenuity. Every part of a medical light is selected based on durability and functionality – the end result is a medical light that stands the test of time and meets Australian Standards.